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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Jul 3, 2007 9:25pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: LoS 1.29.99 show (issues) ?

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#270

I tried downloading a show and I got a '403 Forbidden' page. Why? [edit]

As part of the new (as of May 2007) QA/QC checks that the archive conducts on shows that are uploaded, more refined checks are conducted on shows. For more detail, see this forum post: http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=124098 What happens though, when a show either fails it's md5 check, it's internal flac checksum check, or is missing an info.txt file, every non .xml file in the show fileset (the flac files, the mp3's, etc) all become non-downloadable. If you try and click any of the music files, you will be taken to a webpage titled "403 Forbidden" that will say: "Forbidden You don't have permission to access "ARCHIVE.ORG_Server/show_location/file" (specific to your show file) on this server. **** What this means is that the uploader has a problem with their show files, and as a measure to 'stop the spread' of bad files, the system is preventing people from downloading until the uploader contacts the archive to fix the show. If you as a user find a show that has the above problem, please check back later and once the uploader has fixed the problem, the show will be downloadable as normal.
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http://www.archive.org/details/LoS1999-01-29.flac

What happened was that the show had flac problems, and since we implemented the Quality Control efforts, now when a show has bad flac files that error when trying to decode, we now make it so that we 'stop the spread' of the bad files and make it so no one can download them. Hopefully the uploader gets to fixing the show!

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Poster: AlaskanSalmonHead Date: Jul 4, 2007 1:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: LoS 1.29.99 show (issues) ?

Thanks for the update Tyler.
I really appreciate the info...now I know.
I like the idea of the "quality control" regarding files with issues. Keep up the good work...
Let's hope it gets fixed or someone else uploads the files....PASTA to y'all